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by J. R. R. Tolkien

The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.

Characters: Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Smaug
Keywords: hobbits, dwarves, dragon, Middle Earth

Critical sites about The Hobbit; Or, There and Back Again

Reverent Comic Subversion in The Hobbit
http://reocities.com/Area51/Hollow/2405/hobbit.html
"In this essay I will explore Tolkien's use of the comic in the Beowulf essay and The Hobbit in order to try and discover whether it is the medieval world which is his target."
Contains: Content Analysis,
Author: Cathy Cupitt
From: Piffle And Other Trivia #26 (1997)
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To Translate a Hero: The Hobbit as Beowulf Retold
http://faculty.uca.edu/~jona/second/hobbeow.htm
"I propose in this paper to attack my issues in a more readerly way than seems usually to be the case: I shall begin with Tolkien’s text and the terms it establishes for an understanding of Bilbo's 'heroism,' proceed to an analysis of the structure of Tolkien's plot as it develops Bilbo’s character, and only then—and only in that context--try to understand how Tolkien’s plot and protagonist use certain structural quotations from the Old English poem and its analogues."
Author: Jonathan Glenn
From: PAPA 17 (1991): 13–34
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Other (non-critical) sites about The Hobbit; Or, There and Back Again

A Delightfully Imaginative Journey
http://www.nytimes.com/1938/03/13/books/tolkien-hobbit.html
Text of the very positive March 13, 1938 New York Times review of the book.
Contains: Review
Author: Anne T. Eaton
From: New York Times
Author: Anne T. Eaton
From: New York Times
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The Hobbit
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Read the text of the first chapter! Requires registration (free) to access.
From: New York Times
From: New York Times
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